Which is the best app for traveller?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by travel monkey, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. travel monkey macrumors newbie

    travel monkey

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    Hi Guys,

    I am always looking for nifty iPad apps for my vacation trips. I find it extremely helpful using my iPad in an unknown city. Also I like to prepare using my iPad either finding new travel destinations and getting inspired through pictures or even booking my trip.

    Any tips or personal experiences are welcome.

    Here is my Top 6 of travel apps for my iPad:

    1. Vista Point - Live webcams
    2. TripAdvisor for Tablet
    3. Duolingo - Learn languages on the go
    4. Yelp - Restaurants and Bars
    5. Kayak - Trip booking
    6. Lonely Planet Travel Guides

    What are you favorite travel apps which make your life easier on the road?

    Best TravelMonkey
     
  2. baypharm, Jan 2, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2014

    baypharm macrumors 65816

    baypharm

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    I use:

    Choicehotels App
    Waze App
    Hotel Tonight App
    Places Around Me App
    Concur app - receipt/reservation reconciliation app

    I will have to try Yelp. Thanks for the heads up!
    If you drop me your email address I will send you an invite for Hotels Tonight. You will get a $25 credit and so will I.
     
  3. travel monkey thread starter macrumors newbie

    travel monkey

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    Great tip

    Cool thanks for the Waze App tip, thats pretty neat when on the road!
     
  4. travel monkey thread starter macrumors newbie

    travel monkey

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  5. cfc macrumors regular

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    I'm a little biased but you might want to try my app Poison Maps ("POIs on Maps"), which I like to think is unlike any other POI or map app. It covers all kinds of POIs and also works offline, which is handy when data is expensive or unavailable.

    Here are links to the website and a couple of threads on it:

    www.poison-maps.com
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1693861
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1695405

    The global app (http://www.appstore.com/poisonmaps) contains 15 million POIs covering the whole world, but there are lots of free regional versions to try first:

    Northern Europe: http://appstore.com/poisonmapsnortherneurope
    North America: http://appstore.com/poisonmapsnorthamerica
    UK & Ireland: http://appstore.com/poisonmapsukandireland
    Other regions : http://appstore.com/ccsltd

    Please try it out and let me know what you think.
     
  6. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Yelp hands down. Since both me and the wife like to take in the local eats, Yelp is huge for us.

    As far as getting my tickets etc. Pretty much any app that allows me to go paperless for boarding!
     
  7. Chouster macrumors newbie

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    Overseas, I've found that having FourSquare was also a good app to have if Yelp isn't available.
     
  8. Crusader007 macrumors member

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    Foursquare (for discovering new places)
    TripAdvisor (attractions, ratings, reviews)
    Yelp (restaurant & bar reviews)
    Zomato (similar to yelp)
    Hotel Tonight (hotel deals)
     
  9. Indydenny macrumors 6502

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    TripIt

    I use TripIt for all of my trips and would struggle without it now. I forward flights info, hotel reservations, car rental, etc to my account and they build the itinerary and send reminders.

    The best part is that when a flight is changed, I always know before it is announced and can make alternate plans before the rush. One of my favorite apps.
     
  10. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Some ones I use often already mentioned, so I'll add Find My Friends. When traveling with multiple people, it's a great way to keep track of individuals. We just had 8 family members on a trip and it was invaluable to locate and adjust timing on the fly by knowing whereabouts at a glance. No guessing, no checking in every few minutes, just a quick glance at the map and on with your activity.
     
  11. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    I travel a bunch, but camp. And although I like Trip Advisor, it doesn't have great coverage for campgrounds.

    So I find this app essential:

    The Ultimate US Public Campground Project app

    It maps out campgrounds, and shows weather at that site, and links you to its webpage. It also works great with the developer's Mac desktop application RoadTrip. He has great support, and has some other nice apps like one for finding the local breweries, also essential (California Breweries; sorry for the rest of you).

    I also find the Wundermap app essential. There are lots of weather apps, but this map-based one is the best, IMHO, and I especially like you can get local weather sources and aren't stuck with the nearest airport like with some apps.
     
  12. wamapp macrumors newbie

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    new travel app

    Hi Guys,

    As you all seem to be savvy smart phone travellers I thought I should let you know about a new travel app we have launched. It is called World Around Me, and it is a free augmented reality app for android and iphone users. It is great for if you are in a new area and want to find your closest restaurant, bar, gas station, church, basically anything. Below are the links for the free version. I really hope you like it as you seem to be our target market. Let me know what you think!

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/world-around-me/id689722509

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.WTInfoTech.WorldAroundMeLite

    We have also launched a competition on our facebook page to win a £50 Amazon voucher, if that interests you search 'World Around Me App' on Facebook.

    Hope you all like it!!!
     

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